In a new interview with MTV, Tom Felton revealed that despite reshoots for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II epilogue taking place in December 2010, he was not required to film his short shot as Draco Malfoy on Platform Nine and Three-Quarters. Tom, who was chosen as one of MTV's 11 to watch in 2011 also discussed his relationship with some of his costars, how he loves Freaks and Geeks, work outside the Harry Potter series, including Caesar: Rise of the Apes, out in June, and The Apparition, released this fall.
What about the "Deathly Hallows - Part 2" reshoots for that heavily hyped epilogue?
Believe it or not, I got left off the hook. Apparently, the shot setup didn't require my presence, so I was let off the hook at the last minute. I got all excited about going back, but I heard everything went swimmingly and everything is looking fantastic.
You once mentioned a brilliant potential scene between you and Dan Radcliffe where you, as Draco and Harry, run and hug. You should make that happen.
I may get Dan around here one day this weekend and we may just shoot that ourselves and send it in. It needs to be seen, doesn't it?
Are you still playing golf with your "Potter" co-stars, Rupert Grint, James and Oliver Phelps?
Yes, most certainly. We haven't teed up in a while, but I'm definitely on for that. We occasionally swing the clubs. It's always nice to get the Weasleys out for a quick round of golf.
You guys should film that sometime. I'm sure fans would want to see it.
It's very funny you should say that. I don't want to speak ahead, but we have actually done that, and I'm not sure if James is putting together a little video or if it's going to end up on something — I haven't seen anything yet — but I have a feeling that one day that video may make it to air.
Have you seen any finished scenes from "Rise of the Apes" or "Apparition" yet?
They have been very, very tight with both films. I've seen maybe half a scene of "Apparition." We were doing some [audio work] for that, and it looked great. It looked really beautiful, the way it was shot. "Rise of the Apes" they're keeping very much under lock and key, so I'm exceptionally excited. When I was there [during filming], I experienced so many fantastic performances around me. I'm excited to see it come to life onscreen. It's going to be a great film.
What can you tell us about working with Ashley Greene?
I was hugely excited about working with her [on "Apparition"], and her talent was exceptionally easy to notice very quickly. One of the first scenes I saw her do, she was in a very sort of panicky state and she jumped straight into it after lunch. It was amazing to see. I thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone on "Rise of the Apes" as well. Andy Serkis to me is one of the most memorable people I worked with this year. He's truly amazing to watch and an absolute gentleman offscreen as well, which is always nice. I've been very lucky in working with nice people.
Tom also discussed his recent visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last month, and some suggestions he had on the theme park's expansion.
"I drove up from Miami to Orlando with my misses just to sort of pop into Hogwarts, and I spoke to the people there," he explained. He said he was amazed by "all the youngsters waving wands about."
"I made them promise me that if they ever have plans of expansion they put a Malfoy manor in or maybe a Slytherin common room or something like that."
I love how Tom Felton is a closet Drarry fan.